What I Ate Wednesday

Guess what? I managed to grab a photo of my breakfast before I finished eating it today! Progress.

I had a reasonably food packed day by anyone’s standards. In fact, I’ve not stopped thinking about food since I awoke because I was raring to go on my recipe book, which I started work on in earnest last week. It’s been in the pipeline for a long while and since I feel I’ve compiled a reasonably extensive range of original recipes, I thought it about time to get to work on the damn thing.

That’s not why you’re here of course, so let me stop rambling and give you the lowdown on my Wednesday eats.

Breakfast was polenta – a refreshing change from my usual oats. I cooked it in water and coconut milk, sweetened it with a little maple syrup, a splash of vanilla extract and added some maca for extra nutritional value. I then topped it with chopped strawberries, kiwi, walnuts, a sprinkling of my omega seed mix, a teaspoon of flaxseed meal and the same amount of amaranth pops. Finally, I squeezed a small amount of sweet freedom (vegan sweetener) over the entire bowl just for good measure.

I think my usually dormant sweet tooth came out to play today because I had an uncontrollable urge to bake a cake. After much deliberation I decided on a coconut and lime loaf, which I popped in the oven just before lunch – not one of my greatest ideas.

My tummy was growling from the smell but I steadfastly resisted the urge to slice off a piece and instead made a red pepper hummus to go with my salad.

My chunky salad consisted of roughly chopped little gem lettuce, radish, cucumber, beetroot and half a grated carrot. I used the hummus as a sort of dressing and it worked pretty well. It was nice not to have my salad coated for once and everything retained a gorgeous crunch. For extra oomph I sprinkled over a teaspoon of shelled hemp seeds – my favourite!

I was feeling pretty darn virtuous after that and didn’t feel one bit guilty when Hubbie arrived home from work and we had a slice and a half (we shared a piece) of my freshly baked coconut lime loaf. The loaf was super moist but also nicely dense. Just the way I like it. I’ll be sure to pop the recipe up tomorrow:)

We had a cup of freshly brewed (black) tea, which we drank with a splash of unsweetened soy milk (organic, of course). I’ve decided that I like my tea best with soy milk and even though I try to limit my soy milk intake, I can’t get away from the fact that soy milk works most effectively in tea. I’ve trialled every plant milk under the sun for this very important task but so far none have made the grade.

I initially thought hemp milk might take the top spot but the aftertaste and residue meant it was relegated to cereal duty. Sorry hempy!

Don’t get me wrong, I love pretty much all plant milks – almond, oat, hemp, coconut, quinoa, you name it, we’ve tried it and probably liked it. But tea is crucial to our lifestyle (an Englishman and a Irish girl – go figures!) and it has to be right. So for now, the soy milk stays. In moderation. Only in tea.

Dinner was downright delicious, even if I do say so myself:

giant cous cous tossed with chopped beetroot, spring onion and parsley

sweet and sour cucumber salad

roasted figs

falafel

homemade red pepper hummus

Need I say more?

11 responses to “What I Ate Wednesday”

  1. the RA Vegan says:

    Yum. I’ve been craving cake all day and haven’t gotten around to making one but your post is making me reconsider! What a beautiful day of food!

    Jen

  2. if only i could bake when i got that urge. sadly i ruin every sugary concoction I attempt 😉 haha!

    Hope you’re having a fantabulous WIAW!!! oxo

    • peasoupeats says:

      I’ve had a fair few baking disasters in my time Jenn, believe you me:) I really look forward to WIAW and getting inspired by other bloggers! It takes me a week to go through all the posts so by the time next Wednesday comes around I’m just about ready for another batch of wonderful virtual eats. Thanks for hosting such a fantastic link party xxx

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  4. Debs says:

    I am eagerly awaiting the lime and coconut bread recipe tomorrow! Our wedding cake had coconut fluff and lime curd filling, so your bread has great potential to be splendiferous in our eyes. Really looking forward to it. Hope all is well with you.

    • peasoupeats says:

      Yay, so pleased you liked the sound of the loaf Deborah! Your wedding cake sounds amazing – lime curd filling? Yes please! I’ve actually submitted the recipe to an online publication, which they will hopefully accept. If they don’t, however, i will pop it up on the blog. It was soooooo good – I still have a few slices left, which I’m saving for the weekend:)

  5. Emma says:

    Oooh everything looks so good. I’m definitely going to try a sweet polenta breakfast some time. And I’m a big fan of hummus on salads as a dressing. Sometimes I thin it out with water and other times leave it thick. Oh and roasted figs?!

    • peasoupeats says:

      Thanks Emma:) Yeah, I love to make hummus dressings – have you tried thinning it out with lemon instead of water? It’s divine! Roasted figs are my favourite – I just halve them, drizzle them with a little sweetener, salt, pepper and oregano and roast them in a medium oven for about half and hour until they all squidgy and caramelized:)

  6. Sneaky Vegan says:

    Oh Yay! I love WIAWs. Loving your new blog look too. Those roasted figs look amazing. Is the recipe the one from last year with the cous cous?

    • peasoupeats says:

      Hey there! Yes, it’s the same recipe – I adore roasted figs, so yummy:) Glad you like the new look – my new domain will be up and running this weekend hopefully – I’m so excited!!!

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